Photos: Monfils, Gonzalez, Marat, and Tommy all soak up the local flavor
The organizers of the BMW Open hosted a players’ party on Monday night at P1 in Munich. Since you weren’t there, I will summarize the party in five words: mustachioed racquet-jugglers in short shorts.
Not enough words? How about “Gael Monfils and Fernando Gonzalez in lederhosen.” I’m glad they found a hat big enough to fit his dreads.
A sun-kissed Marat Safin… wearing stripes! He’s into the second round after beating Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
Poor Tommy Haas withdrew today because of his nagging shoulder injury. This most recent flare-up also forced him to back out of ATP Tour stops in Hamburg and Rome, and leaves him doubtful for an appearance at the French. Tournament director Patrick Kuehnen lost his other top draw when defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew because of a cold.
Maybe he just forgot to stretch and warm up before playing Wii Golf?
(Photos by ATP/ATPTennis.com)